nimal dunuhinga

(19, April,1951 / kalubovila East, Sri Lanka)


I have been to a Social Services Agency today in California.
I was interviewed by a very kind and a polite Lady.
The building and the environment too very attractive.
She explained and gave me the writ.
'Your household's application for food stamps has been denied.
Here's why: You or a member of your household does not meet the requirements of United States Citizenship or eligible Non-Citizen status as established by food stamp regulations.
Your application for Medical dated today has been denied because you are not eligible for any of the following programs:
Medically needy program for a family with a child whose parent(s) is/are absent from home, deceased, incapacitated, unemployed, or working with limited earnings or Medically needy program for the aged, blind or disabled or Medically indigent program for pregnant women or Medically indigent for persons under 21.
Here's why:
You are not blind or disabled and you are not aged.
You are not pregnant.
You are age 21 or older, but under 65.
On the way back home I thanked God!
For not blind or disabled me and still not aged.
But I have some regrets as my beloved had a surgery before in the Uterus
And I too had a surgery in my Scrotum,
So we never get pregnant.

Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2009
Edited: Saturday, July 09, 2011

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  • Sandra Fowler (10/31/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    The indifference of kind social workers
    is legendary. The ironic words at the end
    of your poem expresses your disappointment.

    Kind wishes,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Tai Chi Italy (10/30/2009 10:35:00 PM)

    Interesting but a little odd from you nimal! lol so sorry for both your losses! You should think yourselves lucky! lol

    Smiling at you

    Tai (Report) Reply

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